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Sightseeing in Verona - what to see. Complete travel guide

Verona is a cozy provincial town that is also known as the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In terms of the number of sights and architectural heritage Verona is a worthy competitor to Milan and Rome.
Verona is a treasure trove of unique historic hotels, some of which are known far beyond Italy. In the heart of the city, you will find Palazzo Maffei Aparthotel opened in a restored … Open
Ancient Roman Amphitheater is known as the most famous sight of Verona. It was built yet in the 1st century AD. Moreover, the amphitheater is working and this is the most famous opera theater in the town. Every art connoisseur should definitely visit live performances that take place there for more than a century. You can also see many architectural sights near Piazza delle Erbe. Here you will find an ancient Domus Mercatorum house built in the gothic style and the local town hall. In ancient times the Roman Forum was located on the territory of the square, while Domus Mercatorum was the residence of guilds. Palazzo Vescovile is also a noble architectural building. Built in the 15th century, this palace features 5 statues installed on cornice. The statues show famous people of that time that made a serious impact on Verona and its development.
While making a walk on the streets of Verona, you will see numerous ancient churches and cathedrals on your way. One of the biggest and most famous of them is Santa Maria Antica Church. St. Anastasia Church is also known as the most beautiful building. Its floor is decorated with mosaics made of pink, white and blue marble, and the church’s walls feature magnificent frescos. The halls of the church store pictures of local artists, so this excursion will be very interesting for people who like art. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Upscale Due Torri Hotel has remained the most famous and symbolic hotel in Verona for many years. It has long been granted the status of an outstanding city landmark; the hotel is in the … Open
The local Cathedral can be called an example of the architecture of Verona. Built in the 12th century, this building amazes its visitors by rich decorations of halls, which luxurious design is made with rare red marble, gilding and fine murals. The mentioned places are just a small share of sights you can see in Verona. Tourists from all over the world traditionally find much interesting here.
The most romantic site in Verona is the House of Juliet - a beautiful historic building of the 13th century, located on Via Cappello. It was in this house, according to Shakespeare's history, that the family of the Capulets lived. Today in the courtyard of the historic building, there is a sculpture of Juliet. In the building itself, which is the most valuable architectural monument today, there is an interesting museum devoted to Shakespearean characters. This attraction is most often visited by couples in love. They all want to be photographed under the balcony of Juliet, and also leave a note on the wall of the historic building, on which is written a cherished desire.
Shrouded in legends about Romeo and Juliet, Verona will be an ideal place for romantic holidays in Italy. Within walking distance of Arena di Verona is Hotel Mastino offering couples a broad … Open
In Verona, there is also the House of Romeo - a strict building in the medieval style, which was built in the 14th century. According to available historical data, this building has never belonged to the family of Montagues, but admirers of the Shakespearean tragedy still consider it a matter of honor to visit this literary landmark. Currently, the spectacular medieval building is in private ownership, so it will not be possible to admire its interior decoration.
quiet night Among the outstanding architectural sights, the Palazzo Maffei should definitely be distinguished. Its construction began in the 15th century, and it was completed only 200 years later. Today, this palace is considered a true masterpiece of baroque architecture. Its facade is adorned with skilful statues of Roman gods, graceful arches and balconies. In the immediate vicinity of the palace is the ancient clock tower Gardello, which was erected as far back as the 15th century. They are usually regarded as a single architectural ensemble.
Start your shopping in Verona with attendance of popular shopping centers. Over a hundred customized stores presents La Grande Mela shopping complex. Clothes and shoes of various price … Open
Travelers who dream of walking around the territory of real ancient castle should go to Castelvecchio. This castle on the banks of the Adige River was built in the middle of the 14th century. For many years, it stood guard over the tranquility of the city. Today in the majestic castle is a very interesting museum with a diverse collection. A collection of weapons, priceless works of art, as well as ancient jewelry can also be seen. Dozens of unique historical and religious monuments are preserved on the territory of Verona. In addition, many unique museums and art galleries operate in the city.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Verona
♥   Shopping area ' Via Mazzini' Verona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Corso di Porta Borsari' Verona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Piazza Erbe' Verona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Cappello' Verona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Verona
♥   Castle 'Castelvecchio' Verona, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montorio' , 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Badile Castle' , 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Malaspina' Monterenzio, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Valeggio Castle' Valeggio, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Verona
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 114.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 126.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 129.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Verona and around
♥   Art museum 'Castelvecchio Museum' Verona, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Ducale' Mantua, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Te' Mantua, 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Verona from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Botanical Garden of Padua

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The most interesting plants of Europe are kew trees and magnolias. As a long time ago, today in the garden medical herbs are also produced. It is also under the control of the university, that’s why you can see students there. On the territory, you can see about 6 000 types of plants. The oldest Mediterranean palm was planted there in 1585. The territory of the garden was divided into 5 thematic zones. Every zone represents different countries. The garden is well equipped for vacation, there you can find a lot of benches and arbours. … Read further

Mantova

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
Among the major historical symbols of Mantova, the Cathedral is noteworthy. That’s a project created by the great architect Giulio Romano in the 16th century. The ancient city also has an artistic symbol, the image of the jester Rigoletto. You can see a monument to this character of Victor Hugo play on one of the picturesque squares. Mantova certainly appeals to those who are fond of culture and art of past years, as the city is literally soaked with atmosphere of romance, mystery and inspiration. … Read further
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